• WordNet 3.6
    • adj stick-on of something (a paper label or postage stamp) gummed in advance "stick-on labels"
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “And when you stick on conversation's burrs, don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “A husband is a guy who tells you when you've got on too much lipstick and helps you with your girdle when your hips stick.”
  • George Eliot
    “Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.”
  • Charles E. Popplestone
    Charles E. Popplestone
    “Those who commence deliberately. They plod on. They stick to it. They persevere and finally reap their rewards.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    “I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.”


In literature:

He soon returned with a stick, on which was wound a long and very strong cord.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
There sat the Monkey, off his stick, on Carlo's back.
"The Story of a Monkey on a Stick" by Laura Lee Hope
And it wa'n't his havin' his monogram embroidered on his shirt sleeves or his wearin' a walkin' stick down to work that got me sore.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Abe sprawled on the floor, making marks on a wooden shovel with a pointed stick.
"Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance" by Frances Cavanah
Then you need some long, pointed sticks on which to hold the marshmallow candies as you toast them.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's" by Laura Lee Hope
You jest stick on and you'll be as right as a trivet.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
Shortly afterwards, much to Marjorie's grief, the pedestrians put on their knapsacks and grasped their sticks for the road.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
Next I fastened a large piece of birch bark on two split sticks behind the fireplace; then I sat down on an old log to wait.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
If it is day, he is to wave a white cloth on a stick.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
Build up the stem in like manner, or you might roll out a thin piece of clay and stick this on to the slab.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886." by Various

In poetry:

But, seeing that my theme is Pete,
This verse will be the neater
If I keep on the proper beat,
And stick throughout to Peter.
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
Oh, there were some leaned on a stick
And some on stretchers lay,
But few walked on their own two feet
In the early green of day.
"Men In Green" by David Campbell
Sae the curse that was spoken aboot the kirk
By auld grey-heided men
Fell on a' wha had ta'en away stick or stane,
An' they cam to a waefu' en'.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
Though others should laugh in derision,
And the voice of the past grow dim;
Yet, stick to the cool decision
That you made on the mountain's rim.
"The Time to Decide" by Bruce Kiskaddon
The Deil he tuik his stick and his hat,
And his yallow gluves on he drew:
"The coal's sae dear, and the preachin sae flat.
And I canna be aye wi' you!"
"The Deil's Forhooit His Ain" by George MacDonald
The fellow I have in my mind's eye
Plays the old Skipper's part here on shore,
And sticks like a burr, till he finds I
Have got just the gauge of his bore.
"The Flying Dutchman" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Sherryl Buckley was on her way to church around 8 am Sunday morning when she found at least 100 plastic forks sticking up from her yard.
Vinny Ferraiuolo will be on the bench this afternoon, watching for broken sticks.
Its been snowing off and on all day out here in Glide , but now it is sticking and there is about 1/2 out on the ground.
The gal I've been using went on maternity leave, and her assistant just wasn't sticking with the program.
The tips of the sticks are color coded according to the area of the room they must go to or the activity they must work on first.
A naked stalker may have been high on bath salts when he came after a 3-year-old girl on a playground and told her, "Hi pretty girl, I want to stick it in you," Miami police said.
The stick of Mark Recchi hooked Eric Lindros below the second numeral of the 88 on the back of his blue Rangers jersey.
Even after five days, "The Rosie Show" sticks out on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
I cut tagboard into pieces about 1x1, write the students names on them, and stick magnets to the backs.
6 Merrimack Warriors came within a last-minute high-sticking call of breaking a 14-year-old hex at Boston College's Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
Stuggy's, Gino's, and 'Bacon on the Stick' join typical stadium fare.
Alicia Keys Presents Stick Fly reads the marquee on Broadway 's Cort Theater.
Pumpkin Theft Charges Stick On College Students.
As part of that, they decided to stick with a requirement on new growth.
Some designers still insist on sticking with just plain pretty.

In science:

To the other, we apply the previous construction repeatedly, each time breaking off a piece which is Beta-distributed on the current length of the stick.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Roweis, Learning stick-gure models using nonparametric bayesian priors over trees, In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2008.
A representation of exchangeable hierarchies by sampling from real trees
Fractal properties of the chemical system domain of states, A+B=AB, ηj=0.687, π=1, Inverse “iteration stick” lengths (see Appendix A) are shown on the upper field.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
We will say the paths are sticking on [t∗ , t∗ + 1].
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
Remark 6.2 A parameterization of the form (r, t) = (cos(ϕ), sin(ϕ)), ϕ ∈ [0, 2π), could be more natural, but, for notational simplicity later on, we stick to the convention above.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees